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Blog Posts in February, 2007

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PATRICIA J. LANCASTER SPEAKS

On Friday, March 16, 2007, Patricia J. Lancaster, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Buildings, will be the featured speaker at a breakfast sponsored by the Center for New York City Law. ...
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AM I UNDER ARREST OR WHAT?

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon ...
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TOP 10 ERRORS MADE BY FIRST-TIME HOME BUYERS

Meredith Fine, President of BP Vance Real Estate, Inc., sent us an interesting article. In a piece entitled, "Top Ten 'Mistakes' First-Time Buyers Make," Fine outlines a set of helpful ...
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HOUSING FOR NYC SENIORS

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is accepting applications for 23 studio and one bedroom apartments now under construction on the Upper East Side for moderate income individuals and couples. ...
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BRIEF FILED IN FEDERAL "ATTORNEY ADVERTISING" CASE

As we have previously reported, York's new attorney advertising regulations are the subject of a federal lawsuit filed by Public Citizen, Inc., a nonprofit consumer advocacy group. The litigation ...
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SOCIAL DANCING AIN'T CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED

In Festa v. New York City Dept. of Consumer Affairs, a New York County Supreme Court Judge was asked to consider whether "social dancing" comprised a form of constitutionally protected ...
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OWNER'S USE: WE CALLED IT RIGHT!

Mr and Mrs Horsford sought to recover a rent-stabilized unit for their 24-year old daughter's use. The Horsfords were victorious after trial in the New York County Civil Court, and on appeals to the ...
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MEET SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS, TOMORROW

Please join us for a reception with John Edwards at The Petite Salon The Essex House 160 Central Park South New York, NY, 10019 Tuesday, February 27, 2007 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Suggested Minimum ...
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DOESN'T IT MEAN WHAT IT SAYS?

"Then you should say what you mean." the March Hare went on. "I do," Alice hastily replied; "at least -- at least I mean what I say -- that's the same thing, you know." ...
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SPEAKER CHRISTINE QUINN "FEELS THE LOVE" FOR MICAH KELLNER

What a weekend this has been for Micah Kellner, candidate for New York State Assembly (65th Assembly District). On Saturday, he hooked Comptroller's Bill Thompson's endorsement, and, only moments ago, ...
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COMPTROLLER THOMPSON SUPPORTS KELLNER FOR ASSEMBLY

The Kellner Committee has announced yet another endorsement of Michah Kellner's candidacy for the 65th Assembly District's open seat. Moments ago, Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., declared his ...
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LET'S MAKE THE BIG APPLE AFFORDABLE FOR ALL

In an effort to combat escalating housing costs, the Honorable Christine Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council, in a State of the City Address given on February 15, 2007, announced a new set of ...
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IT AIN'T EASY TO SUCCEED

We're seeing lots of decisions on succession claims coming down from our appellate courts these days, and the overarching theme appears to be that it isn't easy to win them, particularly if you live ...
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WHY ATTORNEYS SHOULDN'T SIGN ....

When starting a holdover case, it is risky for a landlord's attorney to sign a predicate notice (whether it be a notice to cure, notice of termination, or other variation on the theme). Harking back ...
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PERFECT NONPAYS: A PIPE DREAM!

While precision and exactitude should be the goal in landlord-tenant proceedings, the reality is that mistakes happen. (In fact, if you really think about, the latter tend to abound.) More often than ...
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SCOTT STRINGER JOINS KELLNER'S "LOVE TRAIN"

Yes, folks, more news about that open seat in the 65th Assembly District (being vacated by Pete Grannis). First, the candidates will be speaking at an open forum sponsored by the Lenox Hill Democratic ...
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DISABLING DISABILITY CLAIMS

In order to stake a claim to a regulated apartment upon the death or departure of the tenant(s) of record, the remaining occupant must satisfy certain residency requirements which are reduced when the ...
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"DO NOTHING" LANDLORD LOSES $17,500

By state statute, known as the "warranty of habitability," all residential tenants are protected from conditions that are "dangerous, hazardous or detrimental to their life, health or ...
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HAVING A SIGNED LEASE AIN'T ENOUGH

According to New York's appellate courts, the mere signing of a lease by the landlord and a tenant doesn't make the document valid or enforceable. "Something else" needs to occur. In Dlugosz ...
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WHATEVER LOLA WANTS, LOLA GETS

If you think landlord-tenant law is bad, trying getting a liquor license in the City of New York. The approval process is often riddled with an array of technical objections and vocal community ...
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GO, MICAH, GO!

The press releases are coming fast and furious. Moments ago, the Kellner Committee announced more endorsements for Micah Kellner's run for the open State Assembly seat in the 65th Assembly District ...
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$285,000: THE PRICE OF CONTEMPT

Violating court orders can be costly. And, in Prudential Sec. Credit Corp., LLC v. TeeVee Toons, Inc. , noncompliance with three discovery orders (and its "dilatory and disorganized" ...
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CITY'S PANHANDLING BAN UPHELD BY COURT OF APPEALS

Michael Barton was ticketed in downtown Rochester for wading into traffic and soliciting money from passing motorists in violation of Section 44-4(H) of that city's Municipal Code.* The law's aim is ...
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TOWN CONDEMNS PROPERTY FOR GOLF COURSE

Remember all that hoopla back in 2005 over the the United States Supreme Court's decision in Kelo v. City of New London ? (Well, it apparently didn't have much of an impact here in New York State.) If ...
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CHUCK SCHUMER READS

Join United States Senator Charles ("Chuck") Schumer for a special event on Wednesday, February 21, 2007. The Senator will be reading from his new book, Positively American. When : 7:30 P.M. ...
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